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By Robert Watts Programme Convener for the MA in Art and Design Education at Roehampton University.

Find out how to create stunning prints using everyday objects

Printmaking – the process of transferring an image from an object to paper – is one of the most exciting areas of Creative Development at the Foundation Stage.

Making prints using found objects can be surprising and rewarding: the unique patterns of objects such as leaves and vegetables are often overlooked until they are inked up and pressed on to paper to make prints.

Printmaking offers children exciting opportunities to experiment with colour and shape, and they will enjoy the range of results that can be achieved with even the simplest of resources.

Printmaking processes encourage children to broaden the range of the marks they make, marks that are often distinct from those made in their drawings or paintings.

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